Thursday, February 9, 2012

Flowers and a Beautiful Saint

St. Valentine's day is the perfect time to celebrate LOVE.  I can't help but add some romantic details in our dining room, and what is more romantic than pink roses? 

The dining room did indeed get a new coat of paint under the chair-rail (as I hinted at in my last post).  I used a mix of leftover paint, and am happy with the soft gray-ish result. 

It contrasts better with the dark mahogany pieces.  I'll show more of the wall later, but today I'm sharing all the little Valentine touches before the holiday has come & gone. 

a simple request

And of course I had to display our St. Therese figure amongst all these roses. 
Humble and lovely...

A gift tag from Rosemary, saved from last year:

Fun with papers & boxes, and another lavender heart sachet:

Hope you are all enjoying this romantic time.  See you at:
Vintage Inspiration Friday (Vintage Valentine party!)
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Pink Saturday


It's me said...

What a sweet Valentine

Julie said...

Very beautiful. I really like the contrast with the dark mahogany sideboard.

Love the figure of St. Therese, my favorite saint.

Anne Lorys said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
And you have my beloved patron St. Therese, too. So lovely.


Anonymous said...

So, so beautiful Susan!!
I always love looking at your dreamy photos of your home!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Marilyn said...

Your rose vases and my rose teapot would be a great Valentine match! I like your idea of the long shelf on the top of the cabinet. Happy Valentine's Day to you!♥♫

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Your roses are so pretty, especially paired with the white ironstone. Your blog is lovely and I'm following you now via Linky Followers. I hope you can follow me on LF too.
Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Barb said...

Susan, your pink roses in the creamy white vase are so gorgeous!!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful spot to share your seasonal decorations. It all looks wonderful. I love that sweet bowl!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Absolutely lovely (as usual)!!

Donna said...

Your covered boxes are so pretty, Susan! And I am totally drooling over your gorgeous mirror! I also really love the chippy shelf on your lovely mahogany piece, what great contrasts they make. Wow, you sure got that painting done awfully quickly, great job!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Sweet, romantic, and oh so feminine! Luv it all, Susan! :)

xoxo laurie

Lui said...

Such dainty and wonderfully laid out Valentine accents!

Light and Voices said...

Your post is so dignified, charming and "sweet." Happy Valentine's Day.
Joyce M

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful pieces, love the buffett! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #16)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Susan Sweetie...
Oh how beautiful your wall color is behind your mohagany pieces. So pretty. I love the mixture. Sometimes our experiments turn out the best.

Love all the flowers, your little tags with BE MINE. So darn cute. I love that look. Simple and elegant, mixed together.

Loved seeing your St. Therese figure as well. She is the crowning glory.

Have a glorious weekend sweetie. Many country hugs and Happy Valentine's Day too, Sherry

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh, how truly lovely. What pretty pastel pinks.

I love your St. Theresa, she is beautiful.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

BTW- my daughter's name is Evelyn!

I think it is one of the most beautiful names I know.


The Tablescaper said...

Oh so sweet and soft. A perfect celebration. Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

- The Tablescaper

Passionate for White said...

Perfect amount of pink and I love the "Be Mine" tags!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hello Susan! This is just sooo beautiful! Love your Valentine's decor - it is just so perfect!!! That statue so divine too. :) Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!


All Things Chic 2 said...

I really enjoyed my visit today...I love the simplicity of your style and how you share your faith threw your pics."Beautiful".I see you found my blog and thank-you for stopping by...Blessings Lori Again... Thank-you for sharing our awesome faith on your blog!!!

radio controlled helicopters said...

Seriously Susan You have given too much time for making this kind of fabulous home decoration.

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